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Sports

The Sunshine Coast is the home of major sporting events such as the Australian PGA Golf Championship at Coolum, the renowned Mooloolaba and Noosa triathlons, Surf Lifesaving carnivals, outrigger canoe championships and major yachting events.

All the usual team ball sports have regular competitions. Groups with their own websites include Maroochydore Soccer Club, Sunshine Coast Hockey Association and Sunshine Coast & District Rugby Football Union. Netball is represented on line by the Sunshine Coast Netball Association and the combined Suncoast Region Associations. Golf courses and bowling clubs abound and make visitors welcome. Cyclists are welcomed by the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club and mountain bikers by the Bushrangers MTB Club. Tennis, archery, tenpin bowling, equestrian sports and shooting are all well catered for. Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club and Maroochy Sailing Club are popular for dinghy sailing. Sailing schools include Funsail and the Sunshine Coast Sailing Academy. For details of school sports, clubs, events and facilities, try the Advance Sports website. Although it is not fully developed and seems largely neglected in recent times, it may provide some useful information.

You'll find an on-line list of most of the sports clubs on the Sunshine Coast with contact details at the Community Information Services site, but be warned that it may take some time to download.

Otherwise, look under Clubs in the printed Yellow Pages of the Sunshine Coast Telephone Directory for contact details of specific clubs. Alternatively, try an on-line search by browsing the on-line Yellow Pages. Go to Sports/Leisure and then choose Clubs--Sporting--Miscellaneous or Sports listed alphabetically. See my Links page for other sports and recreation links.

Swimming, surfing, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, diving and fishing are possible all year round. Check the Local Tourist site for a variety of sports and recreations in South East Queensland. For information on meteorological, surf and beach conditions, tides and boating safety, see Brownie's Coastwatch website.

Swimmers are advised to swim between the red and yellow flags in the areas patrolled by surf lifesavers or council lifeguards.

Learn more about safety in the surf from the website of Surf Life Saving Australia or look at Harvie Allison's Queensland Surf Life Saving photos.

Click on any of the photos to go to relevant links.

Australian PGA Championship, Hyatt Regency, Coolum

Surf Life Saving Carnival, Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club racing. Photo by Harvie Allison www.harvpix.com

Mooloolaba Yacht Club racing. Photo by Peter Duncan.

 
 

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